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Poster: light into ashes Date: Mar 21, 2014 11:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Box back nitties, great big noble thighs, and boar-hog eyes

Great pictures!

I always liked the interpretation of "nitties" as "long flannel underwear with the flap in the back," but it seems there's not much historical evidence for that word, at least I didn't see any. I love the direct connection to '20s flapper culture here.

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Mar 21, 2014 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Box back nitties, great big noble thighs, and boar-hog eyes

I thought the same LIA; wonder what Pig thought...?

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Poster: mzlizizaninja Date: Mar 22, 2014 6:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Box back nitties, Ahhh - Not the Franke Nitti's?

Good grief I'm glad I got some alone time this morning. I had been mentally canoodling the connection between Frank Nitti and the Dead, you know like the Untouchables and the truly touched? but like Chicago ya never know. Finally just now got a chance to read the content.

OK, so it's about hot Navy cross-dressers with dandy flannel tailored dresses who don't tip? Am I gettin it now?